Matthijs Brouwer has been affiliated with the Institute for Law since 2007, where he works on educational innovation and learning in study groups, among other things. He is currently conducting doctoral research at the Research group Access to Justice, on the topic of professionalism and customisation within probation services.
His doctoral research Recht bij Persoonlijk Maatwerk (Justice and Customisation) studies the decisions made by probation officers and the way in which they (publicly) account for these decisions. Forensic social professionals provide customised solutions to complex problems. This requires professional accountability, which is sometimes at odds with bureaucratic accountability mechanisms.
Fields of expertise
- Access to justice
- Street-level bureaucracy